Explore Cuc Phuong National Park – a place not to be missed when coming to Ninh Binh

Cuc Phuong National Park has an area of 25,000 hectares and is also Vietnam’s first national forest. Cuc Phuong’s characteristics are tropical rain forests, green all year round and extremely rich and diverse flora and fauna. Many species of plants and animals at high risk of extinction have been discovered and preserved here, notably the black-and-white langur, considered the symbol of Cuc Phuong forest.

When is the appropriate time to go to Cuc Phuong?

The best time to go to Cuc Phuong National Park is during the dry season (from December to May), at this time the weather in the forest is very cool. Avoid going during the rainy season because at this time the roads are slippery and there are a lot of mosquitoes, which will affect your travel experience.

Especially coming to Cuc Phuong National Park in May is the time when butterflies in Cuc Phuong forest bloom the most. With a number of individuals that can reach millions of animals competing to show off, it makes this place look like a beautiful “butterfly forest” like in a fairyland.

What to explore in Cuc Phuong National Forest?

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore some attractions after coming to Cuc Phuong National Park:

Cave of the Ancients (Bitter Cave): This place is considered a valuable heritage of Cuc Phuong National Park. This cave is about 4km from the forest gate, where traces of living and burial of prehistoric people are kept. There are many stalactites in the cave. If you try to knock on them, they will make a sound like a gong or a gong.

Con Moong Cave: In the language of the Muong people, this cave means beast cave. The reason it has that name is because outside the cave entrance there is a large rock that looks very much like an animal. This cave is also where ancient people once lived and is an important site in archaeological research that has been nationally ranked.

Silver Cloud Peak: When standing on the top of this mountain with a height of up to 648m, you will be able to see the panoramic view of the national park and the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and Bai Dinh pagoda. However, to reach the top of the mountain, visitors must be in good health because the road to the top has many rocky slopes, making it difficult to move.

Yen Quang Lake – Pho Ma Cave: Yen Quang Lake is a system of 4 large lakes, on the lake there is a small island and a temple. There are many water birds that often fly here. In addition, when looking down at the lake, you can clearly see the beautiful silhouettes of the forests and cliffs. Close to Yen Quang lake is Pho Ma cave. Right outside the cave entrance is a stalactite shaped exactly like a Pho Ma.

Trees that are hundreds or thousands of years old: In Cuc Phuong National Forest, there are many ancient trees, typical of which are the ancient lantern tree up to 45m high with a diameter of 5m, the ancient crocodile tree, the thousand-year-old bamboo tree. …

In addition, you can also explore some conservation centers inside the forest such as the Botanical Garden, Primate Rescue Center, Visitor Center,…

You should not miss exploring Cuc Phuong National Forest if you have the opportunity to travel to Ninh Binh. Visitors will be immersed in pristine nature, admire the majestic mountains and enjoy the fresh mountain air. So what are you wondering about? put on your backpack and come to Ninh Binh right away!

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